Hidden Spiders

May 12th, 2021 · 59 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

Lauren and JJ welcome Licensed Veterinary Technician Elena Graves to the podcast to discuss the benefits of becoming a credentialed technician, the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, and the importance of encouraging colleagues to further their skills and education.

Episode 2.4 sources:

  1. The article Elena wrote for the NAVTA Journal: Graves, E: Encouraging and Respecting Support Staff Pays Long-Term Dividends. NAVTA Journal Feb/Mar 2021 pp. 26-28. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.navta.net/resource/resmgr/media/2021_tnj/TNJ_2021-Feb-March_final_web.pdf
  2. The statistic about credentialed veterinary technicians adding $93,000 in revenue compared to $6,000 for non-credentialed staff members can be found in this source: Fanning J, Shepherd A J: Contribution of veterinary technicians to veterinary business revenue, 2007. JAVMA 2010 Vol 236 (8) pp. 846. https://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.236.8.846


  1. Veterinary Nurse Initiative: https://veterinarynurse.org/
  2. For more information about career options for Veterinary Technicians, check out this infographic from the Alabama Veterinary Technician Association: https://www.facebook.com/1934575649889820/posts/4094182963929067/?d=n